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 Post subject: a Good way to practice your magic till its perfrect.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:38 pm 
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I have asked some people ( magicians) how much they practice.



The response is usualy, till i feel comfortable witgh the trick.



WRONG ANSWER!



You dont stop practicing if you want to be perfect. Practicing a trick and performing it are very different. You PERFORM a trick when you can alsmost perform it blindfolded. You don t stop practicing. You practice a trick to make your self better. and you can almost always be better. Dont stop practicing a trick once you have been able to do it succesfuly blindfolded. Never stop practicing. Think to your self...



What should i fix?
What can i do to make this even better?
How can i present this?
How can i make a routine out of this?
How can i enhance the effect?
ect.


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 Post subject: Re: a Good way to practice your magic till its perfrect.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:01 pm 
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Kamodo wrote:
You PERFORM a trick when you can alsmost perform it blindfolded (not counting card tricks.).
Why? Why are cards different?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:37 pm 
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Good start Kamodo. After you have finished practicing you start to rehearse. Yes there is a difference.


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Yeah, what paddy said. When I ever sit my self down and learn a new effect(I'll say with cards for right now) I just try to learn the mechanics first of the effect. Once I get smooth with the sleights used, then I will practice my presentation, and "rehearse" different ways to interact with the audience and what they might say and do.


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I learn an effect until I am comfortable with performing it.

Correct answer.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:18 pm 
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I think the simple answer is that a trick is considered practised enough when you no longer have to concentrate on it when you performing it, i.e. you can think about other things like gauging audience reactions while at the same time performing the trick convincingly, convictingly and confindently.

That doesn't mean that you can't perform it unless you're that good, but as long as you don't fit in the category above, the trick can always be practised more. The more you practise a trick the more you'll understand it and the more you understand it the easie rit will be to tweak to maximise the reactions you get with it.

Extra note: I was just about to type "maximise the reactions it gets" before I caught myself and realised that it is the performer that gets the reactions, not the trick. Important point to learn!


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